a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches
a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons
(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
"a batch of letters"
"a deal of trouble"
"a lot of money"
"he made a mint on the stock market"
"see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
"it must have cost plenty"
"a slew of journalists"
"a wad of money"
- good deal - great deal - quite a little - tidy sum
bother persistently with trivial complaints
"She nags her husband all day long"
- hen peck
eat like a bird
"The anorexic girl just picks at her food"
- pick at - peck at
eat by pecking at, like a bird
- pick up
hit lightly with a picking motion